University of Bradford Management

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University of Bradford Management

University of Bradford Management

How the University is managed

The University of Bradford is governed through its Court, Council and Senate.

The University also has a Senior Management Team (SMT) who oversee the strategic direction of the University. The Senior Team, plus the Academic Deans and non-Academic Directors, make up the Executive Board.

Full details of the Governance of the University can be found on the Governance web pages.

Senior Management Team (SMT)

Professor Brian Cantor, CBEProfessor Brian Cantor, CBE


Brian Cantor is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford. Before that he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of York; before that Professor of Materials and Head of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Oxford; and before that a research scientist and engineer at GE Corporate Research Labs in the USA. He is acknowledged as a world authority on materials manufacturing. He was Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and was awarded a CBE for services to higher education in the 2013 New Year’s Honours. View full profile »

Professor Gwendolen BradshawProfessor Gwendolen Bradshaw

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Quality)

As Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Quality), Professor Bradshaw oversees the strategic development of learning and teaching to ensure we provide an outstanding, high quality experience for all our students. View full profile »

Professor Shirley CongdonProfessor Shirley Congdon

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Professor Congdon’s portfolio carries responsibility for the strategic development and oversight of the standard and quality of learning and teaching and the student experience. View full profile »

Dr Harriet Dunbar-MorrisDr Harriet Dunbar-Morris

Strategic Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor

Harriet joined the University of Bradford in May 2014. Her role is to provide strategic support and advice. View full profile »

Ms Alison JonesMs Alison Jones

University Secretary (Director of Planning, Legal and Governance)

Alison joined the University in November 2013 and is responsible for corporate and academic governance: strategic and operational planning; project management and business improvement; corporate and academic governance; policy advice and guidance and executive support. View full profile »

Ms Joanne MarshallMs Joanne Marshall

Director of Human Resources and OD

Joanne Marshall was appointed as Director of Human Resources and OD at the University of Bradford in December 2013. View full profile »

Professor Bill McCarthyProfessor Bill McCarthy

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations)

Bill McCarthy is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations), and Honorary Professor of Health Policy at the University of Bradford. View full profile »

Professor Robert ParkinProfessor Robert Parkin

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Transfer)

Robert Parkin gained a BSc in Engineering Science from Leicester University and a PhD from Leicester Polytechnic (De Montfort University). He is a leading figure in the international field of Mechatronics and has published in excess of 400 journal and conference papers. In 31 years as a career academic he has graduated 45 PhD students. View full profile »